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.5 million people need humanitarian assistance. the international medical humanitarian organization, doctors without borders, says in one city alone there are tens of thousands of people, many of them wounded, trapped by the intense fighting in deir ezzor. a coordinate we are doctors without borders joins me from luzon, switzerland. i know you weren't able to get into the city during your trip. but how close did you get and what did you see? >> well, we have been able to get to the outskirts of the city and discuss with different medical associations and medical personnel to get an idea of the situation within the city. >> what do they need? i know you guys are in every tough place in the world, you are there with the sold yes, with the fighters, with the reporters. what do they need in this particular city, deir azzour? >> inside deir azzour, they are in great need of replacing the doctor there for months now, working around the clock. and four doctors in a field hospital inside the city where they have to serve a population of between 10 and 30,000 people. and they need, of course, supply.
international correspondent arwa damon explains, the city's combat zones are expanding each and every day. >> reporter: they are home again, but they are cold and broke and still in danger. about a third of the families who fled the neighborhood of aleppo have come back. only to find out that these streets are now on the front line lines. if the regime can retake the city, it can cut off the main artery for opposition forces in aleppo and reopen a route to the airport. on a nearby hill top, the neighborhood, the rebels used to control that as well, but lost it a month ago. the battle lines here are constantly fluid. and snipers are a constant threat. the front line is visible just through here. and we can barely make out three bodies. the rebel fighters are telling us that there are two male and one female. there were five. they managed to extract two, but they can't reach the others. for the children here, gunfire has become background noise. this 12-year-old hardly notices. she says she's not afraid anymore. to start with, little hala is also chatty. but then gets scared. her father say
be the last warning washington gets. cnn's senior international correspondent arwa damon is inside syria right now where the fighting rages on. >> reporter: aleppo's old city has not seen such devastation since occupied by the mongol invaders eight centuries ago. this mosque for example dates back to 1315. this is syria's rich cultural heritage. and now everywhere we look it's been scarred by war. once bustling winding streets now a maze of ever-shifting front lines. overhead, the thundering of fighter jets. a small han lodging for caravans lies in ruins. for more than three millennia aleppo has been a cross roads for traders. we hurried through the courtyard of a traditional home. sheets are strung across streets to block snipers' line of sight. those who dare venture quickly across. a unit of fighters records people's names and license plates. only those who have shops here are allowed through. abu bashir says they're trying to clamp down on robberies. he shows us the list. the highlighted names have cleared out all their possessions. in one market a shop recently hit by army fire still smol
from benghazi city. we're keen to attend near tripoli and to work actually closely with senior members of militias. this is the first time ever that we call for an international dialogue creating a venue, platform where all parts of libyan society will meet and discuss the challenges we're facing. it all has to do with creating an efficient judiciary system as well as a security system. >> sure. it sounds very encouraging. i know that's very significant for you. the consulate, the u.s. consulate that was attacked in benghazi, there are many libyans who took to the streets afterwards voicing support for the united states and the presence of the united states. do libyans still support the united states now? have their feelings changed about the role that americans have played? >> yes. actually, this was always there, and we've seen it ever since the liberation where hillary clinton and even president and condemn ran when they were in benghazi welcomed in the square. this was like a catalyst moment in the history when we came together for common values, democracy, and peace. so this kind
key intelligence to the rebels and the international community as well. >> soon we'll hit the two-year mark for what has been happening in syria and over the past several months, city after city, rebels are making huge gains, more high level defections, the latest from this police chief. at what point is this civil war won? >> reporter: it is a good question. this has been a war of attrition. you said, yes, that's right. it has been nearly two years. over 40,000 people killed, seems to get worse day after day, and all in happening at a time when in syria now you have the joint u.n. arab league envoy trying to negotiate some sort of peaceful settlement to the crisis there. it just hasn't happened. it just seems to get worse. you have the rebels saying they're taking one of the key bases in the north of the country on a highway that connects aleppo to damascus and yet still they cannot claim that they have won. it seems that the rebels are gaining momentum. we hear this more from the opposition activist but the government maintains they're ridding the territories across syria of the
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